Saturday, December 31, 2011

Resolution For 2012

Do you make new year resolutions? I have in the past, but after a few years of not accomplishing them I gave up.

Then I went to the TOFW last month, and have since bought the DVD.  The talks on there were just what I needed.  Not for a new year resolution, but for a new life.  Also, I'm not waiting until 2012 to start, I already have started, in small ways.

For the most part of this, I'm posting on the Widowed Connections Blog, as I am hoping there may be some other widows who are at the point that I'm at and wanting to join in, or widows who have already done this and can offer support and advice.

Wish me luck!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Nativity Video

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ran a video during the Christmas Devotional that depicts the Nativity. An article on the Church's blog also gives a little bit of the story behind the video, including a video with interviews of the cast of the video.

Here is the video titled "A Gift To The World"

Here is the video from the blog:

There are more Bible Videos available to view and even download with an app. Here is the link: Bible Videos

Here is the link to the blog article: Actors Share Nativity Experiences

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

President George Albert Smith

Learning from the love and leadership of President George Albert Smith during this time of turmoil in the world is brilliant.

President Smith served in leadership positions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during and after WWI and assisted in the post-war relief efforts, served as an Apostle of Jesus Christ during the Stock Market Crash of 1929 and subsequent Great Depression, and became the Prophet of God at the end of WWII to oversee the Church's efforts in relief after the affects of War.

What can we learn from him? A lot.

I found a few videos of him on YouTube, many thanks to the posters. By the way, if you would like a hard copy of this video, the Church released it some years back on DVD called Presidents of the Church.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Wedding Rings

Lately things have been very tumultuous in my life. My finances have hit rock bottom, which has brought renewed bouts of depression and anxiety. Getting sick over Thanksgiving wasn't the greatest either.

The straw breaking the camel's back for me was the passing this past weekend of my "grandmother". This was a sweet woman I've gotten to know over more than 30 years. These last several years I've been her Visiting Teacher and I loved visiting her. She never judged me, she just loved me. No matter what.

In tears of joy for her reunion with her eternal companion as well as tears of sadness that she won't be around to talk to anymore, I felt I needed some extra help. I put my wedding rings back on, and along with praying for the peace from the Holy Ghost, I've also been praying for some peace from my eternal companion.

This is what having an eternal marriage is, and what the world does not understand. Sacred unions honored by God continue after death. I can't see Decker, but I can feel him.

Last night, with the rings on, I slept better than I have in months.

Today, with the rings on, I've had more peace in my heart than I've had in months.

Some of the financial mess I've been in is starting to miraculously work out.

The rings will be staying on for a while. (Smile)